Dog-Friendly Vermont

Wagging Tails, Happy Trails

Vermont welcomes dogs. Wide-open spaces and public trails make for great places for dog owners to let their pups enjoy the great outdoors, and many lodging properties accommodate four-legged family members. Your dog will love exploring all the sights, sounds and scents of Vermont in all seasons. Visit a state park, take a walk on a rail trail or path - Wherever you decide to visit, a trip to Vermont is guaranteed to get tails wagging. Some paths and parks ask that dogs remain leashed; it's best to know before you go!

Dog Mountain Chapel in Vermont


In Vermont, our canine friends have a monument, art gallery, chapel and public park dedicated to them. Created by renowned artist Stephen Huneck, whose work focused on dogs, Dog Mountain celebrates dogs' roles in our lives.

Dog sleeps next to campsite

Vermont is Pet-Friendly

Vermont’s 251 Club members explore the state, sometimes with their four-legged companions. Get their recommendations for places to visit with pets and find pet-friendly lodging in Vermont.


State Parks

Vermont's State Parks are open year-round. From camping in cabins to enjoying a day on the lake swimming, paddling or boating, learn more about Vermont's 51 state parks.

Local Motion trail finder.

Find Your Next Hike

TrailFinder's resources will inspire you for your next hike and point you to important information like closures, difficulty level and nearby services.

Morning hike during sunset


Our stories hub is here to help you keep up with what’s going on in Vermont. Read about hidden gems across the Green Mountains and keep thinking Vermont.

Beer being poured at a Vermont brewery

Dog-Friendly Beer Trail

Your four-legged friend might not be able to enjoy a cold one with you, but these dog-friendly Vermont breweries will allow him or her to relax beside you as you enjoy your favorite Vermont beers.

Fall in vermont - changing leaves on a back road

Statewide Events Calendar

Vermont events mean good times with friends and family in the places you love. As you plan, check out what's happening and search for events statewide!

Biking During Fall Foliage

Outdoor Recreation

Vermont's outdoors remains a top destination for all ages. From epic adventures to more serene ways of taking in the view, Vermont's outdoor recreation opportunities are endless.

Fall aerial view over road in Marlboro, Vermont


Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.